At the law office of Gladstein & Messinger, we help green card holders obtain the goal of becoming a United States citizen. We provide a high degree of personal attention and guidance to help clients achieve their immigration goals. With over 50 collective years of experience and a focus on immigration law, we understand U.S. immigration laws and the complex procedures foreign nationals must go through to legally live and work in the U.S. and obtain the benefits of U.S. citizenship.
Contact our office or call us at 718-793-7800 to set up a free initial consultation. From our office in Forest Hills, New York, we serve clients throughout Queens and New York City.
Obtain the Benefits Extended to U.S. Citizens
U.S. citizenship offers many benefits to foreign nationals with a valid immigrant visa or green card. Citizenship allows you to obtain a valid U.S. passport, travel in and out of the U.S. without jeopardizing your visa status, avoid deportation/removal from the U.S. and sponsor immediate relatives (your spouse and unmarried children) for a family visa without the lengthy waiting periods placed on preference family based applications.
Qualification for U.S. Citizenship through Naturalization
To become eligible for naturalization to the U.S., you must meet certain eligibility requirements, such as
- At least 5 years as a permanent resident (3 years for spouses of U.S. citizens)
- At least 3 months residence in the state where you are filing your application
- Be able to read, write and speak English
- Have basic understanding of U.S. government and U.S. history
- Other requirements
As experienced naturalization and citizenship attorneys, we understand the complex rules for naturalization, including the requirements regarding physical presence in the U.S. and other important regulations. We help you prepare and file all the necessary applications and help evaluate any obstacles that could present challenges along the way.
Our decades of helping foreign nationals through the immigration process has given us extensive experience that benefit our clients, including resources to prepare you for the necessary English and civics (U.S. government and history) tests that are required. When you hire Gladstein & Messinger to handle your citizenship and naturalization case, you work directly with one of our founding partners. From ensuring you are prepared for necessary tests and interviews to actually accompanying you to those interviews, our attorneys are here for you.
Contact Gladstein & Messinger
We offer comprehensive immigration services to meet our clients' needs, from assisting them with their initial family visa applications and obtaining lawful permanent resident status, to following the necessary naturalization procedures to gain citizenship.
For a free initial consultation to discuss your immigration case with an experienced lawyer, contact us or call us at 718-793-7800. We maintain a flexible office schedule to accommodate the needs of our clients, meeting with individuals by appointment only. We accept Visa and MasterCard.
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